Russell Wilson threw for 5 touchdowns and 315 yards as the Seahawks defeated the Cowboys 38-31 Sunday in a shootout. Wilson raised his touchdown passing total to 14 and set a new 3 game passing TD record previously held by Patrick Mahomes (13). Wilson threw three touchdowns to Tyler Lockett, a career high, and one to D.K. Metcalf and Jacob Hollister. Metcalf should have had two, but was caught showboating and had the ball punched out of his hand by CB Trevon Diggs as he casually jogged toward the goal line after catching a 62-yard pass. Metcalf redeemed himself when he caught the game winning touchdown pass from Wilson with 1:47 left in the game.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott had an impressive day as well, going 37 of 57 with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The 472 yards thrown by Prescott is a team-high record for passing yards allowed by any Seahawks team. Prescott managed to bring the Cowboys back from a 15 point deficit to take the lead late in the 4th quarter, until Wilson spoiled the comeback with his final game winning drive, the 22nd of his career.
Both teams struggled defensively, allowing a combined 934 total yards. Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson caught two TD passes of 40 and 42 yards. Both were relatively short passes that broke free for big yards after the catch. This is the 3rd game in a row the Seattle defense has given up over 397 yards passing. Clearly, both teams need serious improvement in their pass defense if they want to contend late in the season.
The Seahawks once again were besieged by injuries. Safety Jamal Adams (groin), RB Chris Carson (knee), LB Jordyn Brooks (knee) each left the game with 1st degree strains. Rookie right guard Damien Lewis also left the game with a sprained ankle. The good news is that none of these injuries appears serious. Jamal Adams’ availability is questionable for Sunday, but the rest have a chance to play on Sunday against the Dolphins when the Seahawks travel to Miami.
The Seahawks are accusing Cowboys DT Trysten Hill of a dirty play for the leg tackle he made on Chris Carson late in the game. After bringing Carson to the ground, he rolled his body while clinging to Carson’s leg, twisting his knee in the process.
@NFL this needs to be addressed ASAP!! Doing dirty dumb malicious shit like this can end someone’s season! This is clearly intentional and getting fined isn’t enough. Im all for guys playing hard but I have zero tolerance for this @NFL pic.twitter.com/cdllxdiAVi
— KJ (@KJ_WRIGHT34) September 28, 2020
As the Seahawks await the league’s decision regarding that play, their focus shifts to Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Just three games into the season, two questions beg to be asked:
1) Can Russell Wilson maintain this superhero-like pace?
2) Can the Seahawks defense limit damage inflicted by opposing offenses?
If the answer to question#1 is yes, then question#2 is irrelevant and we may as well give Russell Wilson the MVP trophy now.
Time will tell…